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This is the 500ft tall exfoliation slab located along the base of Middle Brother. It has a wide, flat, and brush covered summit. It is located to the left of The Folly and to the right of the Koko Ledge area (the large white slab) which was decimated by rockfall in the 80's.
Drive (or walk) 0.4 miles past Camp 4. Park at a small turnout whenever you get the chance, then walk for 5 minutes through the forest and up to the base.
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West Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Rixon's Pinnacle
This is a fun route which used to be a lot more popular until a major rockfall scared everyone off. Unlike the East Chimney route, the West Face is more directly under the fall zone. There's no flattened hangers, rock scars on the wall, damaged trees, or any other signs really of rock hitting the route. So I think most of the rockfall maybe impacted the slabs higher up Middle Brother and deflected out away from the wall. Due to the lack of traffic in the past 20 years, nature has begun to reclai...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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